Selections illustrating the history of Greek mathematics /
GREEK MATHEMATICAL WORKS. The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is illustrated in two volumes. 1. The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic including properties...
Other Authors:  BulmerThomas, Ivor, 19051993. (Translator, tr.) 

Format:  Book 
Language:  English Ancient Greek 
Published: 
Cambridge, Mass. :
Harvard University Press,
1991.

Series: 
Loeb classical library ;
335, 362. 
Subjects:  
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Selections illustrating the history of Greek mathematics. Online version:: Selections illustrating the history of Greek mathematics. 
Summary: 
GREEK MATHEMATICAL WORKS. The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is illustrated in two volumes. 1. The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic including properties of numbers; square root of 2; proportion and means; algabraic equations; Proclus; Thales; Pythagorean geometry; Democritus; Hippocrates of Chios; duplicating the cube and squaring the circle; trisecting angles; Theaetetus; Plato; Exodus of Cnidus (pyramid; cone, etc.); Aristotle (the infinite; the lever); Euclid. 2. Aristarchus (distances of sun and moon); Archimedes (cylinder, sphere, cubic equations; conoids; spheroids; spiral; expression of large numbers; mechanics; hydrostatics); Eratosthenes (measurement of the earth); Apollonius (conic sections and other works); later development of geometry; trigonometry (including Ptolmy's table of sines); mensuration  Heron of Alexandria; algebra  Diophantus (determinate and indeterminate equations); the revival of geometry  Pappus. 

Item Description: 
Includes indexes. Imprint varies. 
Physical Description: 
2 v. : ill. ; 17 cm. 
Bibliography: 
1980 repr. includes bibliographical references to 1979 (v. 1, p. xviilii). 
ISBN: 
0674993691 (v.1 American) 9780674993693 (v.1 American) 0434993352 (v.1 British) 9780434993352 (v.1 British) 0674993993 (v.2 American) 9780674993990 (v.2 American) 043499362X (v.2 British) 9780434993628 (v.2 British) 